Out with the old and in with the new. Demolition has begun on the old Pedersen Elementary School and High School in Altoona, Wisconsin as part of the renovation plans for the building. Plans include a new parking lot that will better accommodate the needs of the staff and community and a bus loop to provide safety during pick-up and drop-off. As part of the renovation plans to the building the intermediate grades will be moved to the previous elementary area. The Altoona elementary school will be housed in a brand new building relocated on the east side of town, along Highway KB. Here are a few pictures of the demolition progress.